elephant garlic leaves cracking

thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)April 5, 2005

newbie with a purple thumb, here.

Planted this elephant garlic last fall. They grew (slowly) all winter. Then started growing amazingly when it began to warm up. Now, some of the leaves are cracking, sorta bending in half.

Is this a problem?

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paquebot(Z-4b WI)

That's just the normal aging process of the plant. The leaf center ribs aren't woody enough to support the leaf after awhile. Regular leeks will do the same thing.

Martin

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 12:53PM
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

YAY!!!!!! I'm SO relieved! These garlics are hopefully going to be my very first harvest of anything.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 3:03PM
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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Elephants are fun to raise, but try a purple stripe hardneck too. They have more flavor.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2005 at 12:43AM
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garliclady(z7 NC)

Ah yes I agree But Elephant garlic makes the best homemade garlic powder !

    Bookmark   April 8, 2005 at 8:27AM
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thorspippi(z9/s14 CA Sacramento)

I hope to grow other kinds in the future, but right now, I'm focused on getting at least ONE plant to live all the way to harvest. That would be a banner day for me. :-)

    Bookmark   April 9, 2005 at 3:47PM
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